Only with You by Lauren Layne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Was it enjoyable? Yes!
Was it predictable? Yes!
Did I care? No!
Just read the description of the book and you can understand why I said it was predictable. You already know going in that Gray and Sophie meet in less than ideal circumstances so when Gray shows up as Sophie's sister's date to a family dinner you know things can only get worse before they get better.
Besides being a fun romance this book is also a coming of age story for Sophie. When we first meet Sophie she's adrift in her life, and we learn how much so as the book goes on. It's Gray's initial perception of Sophie that starts her on a path towards what she really wants out of life. She quits her job as a waitress and it's at the aforementioned family dinner that Gray is put in a position to offer Sophie the job as his executive assistant.
This is where any seasoned romance reader knows things are going to get dicey and funny. These two seem to just want to insult and irritate each other. This can also be said of Sophie's sister and Sophie's best friend which is great build up to book #2!
As their time together progresses they go back and forth between hot and cold with each other, or in the case of Gray luke warm and cold. At one point Sophie compares Gray with Mr. Darcy and he has no idea who she's talking about, but Gray is a perfect modern Mr. Darcy (though he's not as prejudice). Just like Mr. Darcy, it may be tough but he has to admit that he's not a cold as everyone assumes he is, and he does have the hots for his leading lady.
There are some great scenes in this book and some really funny moments. I can't wait to read more in this series.
ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange of a review